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It is that time of the semester--finals season. December can be one of the most stressful months of the fall semester as students are trying to cram for tests, hand in papers last minute, and finish all projects. All of these can be overwhelming, so Kean University students do their best to host events where students can just take a breather and relax.
Everyone knows the saying, "Men are from Mars and women are from Venus..." Monday, Dec. 4, in the Little Theater of the Miron Student Center (MSC), Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Women of Excellence (WoE) and Men of Excellence (MoE) put that saying to the test. The event Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, was a panel discussion made up of selected members of PRSSA, WoE, and MoE.
On Wed. Nov. 29, students from The College of Liberal Arts were treated to a lesson in media literacy at the third annual America Now Teach In; a lecture series that informs its audience about issues that pertain to the United States of America in Room 226 of the Miron Student Center (MSC).
Every year, Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE) Sorority hosts Deepher Dude, a male pageant show where money and awareness is raised for cystic fibrosis. All funds that were made during this pageant directly goes to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), one of the three charities DPhiE donates to every year. CFF is a non-funded organization that conducts research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects various organs including the lungs, pancreas and kidneys.
Pat Winters Lauro (pictured above) along with Dr. Brian Regal and Dr. Jonathan Mercantini, spoke on the importance of spotting fake news, as well as the scientific reasons behind why fabricated stories are written.
The International Student Association (ISA) hosted its second annual International Dinner on Dec. 1, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. in North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB).
Though the Kean Dance Marathon Hype Day occurred in October, the real Kickoff to Kean Dance Marathon season happened on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. During college hour from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., games, performances and informational sessions about the coveted 12-hour dance marathon dedicated to raising money for the Children's Specialized Hospital were offered to the students and faculty of Kean University.
The attendees of the annual Kean Dance Marathon Kickoff smile for the camera!
On Monday, Nov. 20 around 7 p.m. in the Cougar's Den, music filled the area. Students eating outside of the lounge immediately looked over and wondered what event would take place. That night, the Poetry Club hosted its Bars For Blessings event, which was an open mic event where they performed spoken word poetry or music and raised money to create winter care packages for the homeless.
The Kean University Alumni Association hosted the event Alumni and Student Networking "Night of Stars," on Thursday Nov. 30, 2017 located in North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) sixth floor at 6 p.m. Networking Night of Stars emphasized the importance of taking an opportunity and asking questions.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, Kean University hosted a book signing on Ian Volner's biography of Michael Graves, the American architect. Volner's biography of Michael Graves highlighted his life, travels and achievements. The book signing took place at the Green Lane Academic Building (GLAB) room 406 and the room filled with design and architecture majors of all sorts.
Thursday Nov. 16 in the Green Lane Academic Building, Kean hosted a business internship fair where 35 companies came and gave students information about their internship programs. Around 300 students came to get information and hand their resumes over to the companies they were interested in.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, a line formed throughout the hallway on the third floor of the Miron Student Center (MSC) room 315, for the Global Harvest. An event hosted by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, many student groups and cultural departments came out to be part of the event. Students who attended the event came to support and enjoy food from the Asian studies department, the Africana studies department, Filipino Uniting Nations at Kean (FUNK), and Kean University Hillel.
Iota Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha hosted its first annual strolling competition Wednesday, Nov. 15, inside Wilkens Theater from 8 to 10 p.m. The competition titled Stroll Like an Alpha allowed teams from Montclair University, New Jersey City Universit (NJCU) y, Bloomfield College, Rutgers University Newark and Kean University to perform choreographed dances, strolls and step performances to a packed crowd in Wilkins theater.
Thursday, Nov. 16, Kean Dance Theater (KDT) hosted its third annual Prime Time Powderpuff Game in support of breast cancer awareness. Members of KDT and students of Kean volunteered to play in a flag football game against William Patterson University. The proceeds from the night went toward the American Cancer Society.
On Friday, Nov. 10, the Military Veterans Club held the Veterans Day Ceremony in the Miron Student Center room 228. Students, faculty, and veterans gathered together to honor our nation's soldiers.
Valeria Cruz (middle right) a member of Latin sorority Lambda Theta Alpha and one of the many volunteering mentors to the young children on the day, contributed her time to the service program while also leaving lasting memories for the students to take home.
"If your actions inspire others to aspire more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader!"
Michael Rizzo, the premiere meteorologist from News 12: The Bronx & Brooklyn, New York, spoke to Kean students about the importance of making dreams into realities.
Meteorologist Michael Rizzo from News 12 in Bronx and Brooklyn, New York gave a memorable presentation to members of the Kean student body at Hennings Hall Room 113, Thursday, Oct. 26. The speech included information about Rizzo's occupation, the importance of working hard to achieve a degree, and the significance of making students' dreams into realities.